Would not workMy vehicles motor does not require the use of all 8 batteries. I actually exploded one by overloading a 6v motor...
So now I am curious if there are different brake systems that are more accurate than a wingnut hitting a switch since I have batteries available. I could not find any online resources showing any. I was thinking of something like a photogate system that shuts off circuit when wingnut passes by and cuts through light path... but not sure if this would work.
Anybody experiment with other brake systems?
Appreciate the response. Makes sense. I also used a wingnut system for my scrambler last year. I am just unsure how a micro switch will work (need to order 1 still).First of all, some sort of sensor based photo gate or something like that would be not allowed unless it was made of 3e. "batteries, wires, motors, switches, resistors, potentiometers & mechanical relays.". I personally think that wing nut is the most accurate in our constraints, just make sure that the switch is activated at the same time as the brakes. Last year for scrambler, my partner and I got to the nearest half millimeter in comp with the wing nut system.
Oh I see. Well if you calculate the circumference of your wheel (pi x diameter), thats how far your vehicle will go with one wheel spin. Say it is 25 cm circumference, for 10m, it would be 10/.25 = 40. So have the wing nut in braked position, and spin 40 times from there. It should get you fairly accurate, but you can refine from there. Hopefully you get that.Sorry for being repetitive, but I was really wondering if there was anything that could be done with a wingnut system that speeds up the process of perfection(other than simply trial and error).
There probably would be due to better tolerancing, but those setups are way too heavy.https://www.amazon.com/Linear-Motion-Le ... =350664011 Curious - has anyone experimented with something like this? With the popularity of 3D printers, it's possible to find equipment like this in a variety of sizes. I'm wondering if there's any advantage in precision over a traditional hardware store wingnut/threaded axle system
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